By Darren Franich
Updated October 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM EDT
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Anyone who saw the eye-catching trailer for Looper knew that the movie was going to be a complicated sci-fi thriller. The futuristic noir stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same man — a mob assassin named Joe — at different stages of his life. Young Joe winds up hunting Old Joe — so far, so twisty. But around the midpoint of Looper, things take a really crazy turn. I thought the movie never recovered from that turn; my esteemed colleague Adam B. Vary disagrees. That disagreement led to a very special episode of Entertainment Geekly, featuring an in-depth (and extremely SPOILER-y) conversation about the movie. Seriously, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you definitely should before partaking of this episode.

Listen to the complete podcast below, or check us out in the iTunes store. Tweet arguments and counterarguments at us at @DarrenFranich and @AdamBVary, and while you’re at it, follow my usual co-host Jeff Jensen, who took the day off to conquer the fifth moon of Saturn.

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